Dick Blick and paid $39.54 that got me the Flow Aid a 16oz bottle of Matte Medium and the three inks.
Container & Packaging Supply. If you have a fetish for containers this place is for you. You can find cheaper bottles in a hobby and craft store but in this case I wanted to try exactly what Les was using to see for myself. I like the quality and weight of these containers and I don't mind spending more for the quality. I purchased 10 of the containers tips and tops. The order only came to $13.70 however there was a $10.00 small order surcharge and $14.93 freight cost ouch. I will be reusing my containers and if I ever order again I will order $50.00 which I believe is the amount that removes the small order charge. I also have the squeeze bottles he uses. I recognized these as Boston Bottles which I purchased at a Dick Blick store near me. Dick Blick has brick and mortar stores but their online selection is cheaper and wider so I usually buy online.
|The photo is a little out of focus someone borrowed my tripod the effect is best seen on the bottom of the top can of the battle wagon|
What I love about Les' recipe is it also gives you the basics from which you can experiment yourself. I also have these intense watercolors I saw used at A Gentleman's One and I used that to mix up a yellow wash to help with my Bad Moons.
|You can see the dramatic separation above but this mixes well when you shake it up|
patina wash I plan to do a rust wash as well. In his video he mixes up a small batch with paint but I wanted to make a larger bottle using the inks that I could always have handy and would store well. To create that wash I did 30 drops of olive green 40 drops of white and 30 drops of indigo. I plan to experiment with some other colors put the possibilities are endless. What I really love about this method is the start up is a little costly but in the long run you can mix up your own washes and not have to worry about running out to get a pot when it runs out you also can tweak inks to create whatever you want. So go forth and wash your masses of plastic and metal and happy painting.